US Open Men’s Singles Winners 1881 to Present

US Open Mens Singles

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the winners of the US Open Men’s Singles Tennis Competition

The competition was played on grass from 1881 – 1974, it was then changed to clay from 1975 – 1977. From 1978 the US Open has been played on a hard court.

It is held over 2 weeks – late August/ early September. The men’s singles final is the best of five sets.

See also: Wimbledon Men’s Singles Winners
French Open Men’s Singles Winners
US Open Women’s Singles Winners

1881
Richard Sears USA
beat William Glyn GB
6–0, 6–3, 6–2
1882
Richard Sears USA
beat Clarence Clark USA
6–1, 6–4, 6–0
1883
Richard Sears USA
beat James Dwight USA
6–2, 6–0, 9–7
1884
Richard Sears USA
beat Howard Taylor USA
6–0, 1–6, 6–0, 6–2
1885
Richard Sears USA
beat Godfrey Brinley USA
6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
1886
Richard Sears USA
beat Robert Beeckman USA
4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–4
1887
Richard Sears USA
beat Henry Slocum USA
6–1, 6–3, 6–2
1888
Henry Slocum USA
beat Howard Taylor USA
6–4, 6–1, 6–0
1889
Henry Slocum USA
beat Quincy Shaw USA
6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
1890
Oliver Campbell USA
beat Henry Slocum USA
6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
1891
Oliver Campbell USA
beat Clarence Hobart USA
2–6, 7–5, 7–9, 6–1, 6–2
1892
Oliver Campbell USA
beat Frederick Hovey USA
7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
1893
Robert Wrenn USA
beat Frederick Hovey USA
6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
1894
Robert Wrenn USA
beat Manliffe Goodbody GB
6–8, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1895
Frederick Hovey USA
beat Robert Wrenn USA
6–3, 6–2, 6–4
1896
Robert Wrenn USA
beat Frederick Hovey USA
7–5, 3–6, 6–0, 1–6, 6–1
1897
Robert Wrenn USA
beat Wilberforce Eaves GBR
4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
1898
Malcolm Whitman USA
beat Dwight Davis USA
3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
1899
Malcolm Whitman USA
beat Jahial Parmly Paret
6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
1900
Malcolm Whitman USA
beat William Larned USA
6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
1901
William Larned USA
beat Beals Wright USA
6–2, 6–8, 6–4, 6–4
1902
William Larned USA
beat Reginald Doherty GBR
4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 8–6
1903
Laurence Doherty GBR
beat William Larned USA
6–0, 6–3, 10–8
1904
Holcombe Ward USA
beat William Clothier USA
10–8, 6–4, 9–7
1905
Beals Wright USA
beat Holcombe Ward USA
6–2, 6–1, 11–9
1906
William Clothier USA
beat Beals Wright USA
6–3, 6–0, 6–4
1907
William Larned USA
beat Robert LeRoy USA
6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1908
William Larned USA
beat Beals Wright USA
6–1, 6–2, 8–6
1909
William Larned USA
beat William Clothier USA
6–1, 6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 6–1
1910
William Larned USA
beat Tom Bundy USA
6–1, 5–7, 6–0, 6–8, 6–1
1911
William Larned USA
beat Maurice McLoughlin USA
6–4, 6–4, 6–2
1912
Maurice McLoughlin USA
beat Wallace Johnson USA
3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
1913
Maurice McLoughlin USA
beat Richard Norris Williams USA
6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
1914
Richard Norris Williams USA
beat Maurice McLoughlin USA
6–3, 8–6, 10–8
1915
Bill Johnston USA
beat Maurice McLoughlin USA
1–6, 6–0, 7–5, 10–8
1916
Richard Norris Williams USA
beat Bill Johnston USA
4–6, 6–4, 0–6, 6–2, 6–4
1917
Robert Lindley Murray USA
beat Nathaniel Niles USA
5–7, 8–6, 6–3, 6–3
1918
Robert Lindley Murray USA
beat Bill Tilden USA
6–3, 6–1, 7–5
1919
Bill Johnston USA
beat Bill Tilden USA
6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1920
Bill Tilden USA
beat Bill Johnston USA
6–1, 1–6, 7–5, 5–7, 6–3
1921
Bill Tilden USA
beat Wallace Johnson USA
6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1922
Bill Tilden USA
beat Bill Johnston USA
4–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1923
Bill Tilden USA
beat Bill Johnston USA
6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1924
Bill Tilden USA
beat Bill Johnston USA
6–1, 9–7, 6–2
1925
Bill Tilden USA
beat Bill Johnston USA
4–6, 11–9, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1926
René Lacoste FRA
beat Jean Borotra FRA
6–4, 6–0, 6–4
1927
René Lacoste FRA
beat Bill Tilden USA
11–9, 6–3, 11–9
1928
Henri Cochet FRA
beat Francis Hunter USA
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
1929
Bill Tilden USA
beat Francis Hunter USA
3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1930
John Doeg USA
beat Frank Shields USA
10–8, 1–6, 6–4, 16–14
1931
Ellsworth Vines USA
beat George Lott USA
7–9, 6–3, 9–7, 7–5
1932
Ellworth Vines USA
beat Henri Cochet FRA
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1933
Fred Perry GBR
beat Jack Crawford AUS
6–3, 11–13, 4–6, 6–0, 6–1
1934
Fred Perry GBR
beat Wilmer Allison USA
6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 1–6, 8–6
1935
Wilmer Allison USA
beat Sidney Wood USA
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
1936
Fred Perry GBR
beat Don Budge USA
2–6, 6–2, 8–6, 1–6, 10–8
1937
Don Budge USA
beat Gottfried von Cramm GER
6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
1938
Don Budge USA
beat Gene Mako USA
6–1, 6–8, 6–2, 6-1
1939
Bobby Riggs USA
beat Welby Van Horn USA
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1940
Don McNeill USA
beat Bobby Riggs USA
4–6, 6–8, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
1941
Bobby Riggs USA
beat Frank Kovacs USA
5–7, 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
1942
Ted Schroeder USA
beat Frank Parker USA
8–6, 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–2
1943
Joseph Hunt USA
beat Jack Kramer USA
6–3, 6–8, 10–8, 6–0
1944
Frank Parker USA
beat Bill Talbert USA
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1945
Frank Parker USA
beat Bill Talbert USA
14–12, 6–1, 6–2
1946
Jack Kramer USA
beat Tom Brown USA
9–7, 6–3, 6–0
1947
Jack Kramer USA
beat Frank Parker USA
4–6, 2–6, 6–1, 6–0, 6–3
1948
Pancho Gonzales USA
beat Eric Sturgess RSA
6–2, 6–3, 14–12
1949
Pancho Gonzales USA
Ted Schroeder USA
16–18, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
1950
Arthur Larsen USA
beat Herbert Flam USA
6–3, 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
1951
Frank Sedgman AUS
beat Vic Seixas USA
6–4, 6–1, 6–1
1952
Frank Sedgman AUS
beat Gardnar Mulloy USA
6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1953
Tony Travert USA
beat Vic Seixas USA
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
1954
Vic Seixas USA
beat Rex Hartwig AUS
3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
1955
Tony Trabert USA
beat Ken Rosewall AUS
9–7, 6–3, 6–3
1956
Ken Rosewall AUS
beat Lew Hoad AUS
4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1957
Malcolm Anderson AUS
beat Ashley Cooper AUS
10–8, 7–5, 6–4
1958
Ashley Cooper AUS
beat Malcolm Anderson AUS
6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 10–8, 8–6
1959
Neale Fraser AUS
beat Alex Olmedo USA
6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
1960
Neale Fraser AUS
beat Rod Laver AUS
6–4, 6–4, 9–7
1961
Roy Emerson AUS
beat Rod Laver AUS
7–5, 6–3, 6–2
1962
Rod Laver AUS
beat Roy Emerson AUS
6–2, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
1963
Rafael Osuna MEX
beat Frank Froehling USA
7–5, 6–4, 6–2
1964
Roy Emerson AUS
beat Fred Stolle AUS
6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1965
Manuel Santana ESP
beat Cliff Drysdale RSA
6–2, 7–9, 7–5, 6–1
1966
Fred Stolle AUS
beat John Newcombe AUS
4–6, 12–10, 6–3, 6–4
1967
John Newcombe AUS
beat Clark Graebner USA
6–4, 6–4, 8–6
1968
Arthur Ashe USA
beat Tom Okker NED
14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1969
Rod Laver AUS
beat Tony Roche AUS
7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
1970
Ken Rosewall AUS
beat Tony Roche AUS
2–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
1971
Stan Smith USA
beat Jan Kodeš CZE
6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1972
Ilie Năstase ROM
beat Arthur Ashe USA
3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
1973
John Newcombe AUS
beat Jan Kodeš CZE
6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
1974
Jimmy Connors USA
beat Ken Rosewall AUS
6–1, 6–0, 6–1
1975
Manuel Orantes ESP
beat Jimmy Connors USA
6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1976
Jimmy Connors USA
beat Björn Borg SWE
6–4, 3–6, 7–6, 6–4
1977
Guillermo Vilas ARG
beat Jimmy Connors USA
2–6, 6–3, 7–6, 6–0
1978
Jimmy Connors USA
beat Björn Borg SWE
6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1979
John McEnroe USA
beat Vitas Gerulaitis USA
7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1980
John McEnroe USA
beat Björn Borg SWE
7–6, 6–1, 6–7, 5–7, 6–4
1981
John McEnroe USA
beat Björn Borg SWE
4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
1982
Jimmy Connors USA
beat Ivan Lendl CZE
6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
1983
Jimmy Connors USA
beat Ivan Lendl CZE
6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 6–0
1984
John McEnroe USA
beat Ivan Lendl CZE
6–3, 6–4, 6–1
1985
Ivan Lendl CZE
beat John McEnroe USA
7–6, 6–3, 6–4
1986
Ivan Lendl CZE
beat Miloslav Mečíř CZE
6–4, 6–2, 6–0
1987
Ivan Lendl CZ
beat Mats Wilander SWE
6–7, 6–0, 7–6, 6–4
1988
Mats Wilander SWE
beat Ivan Lendl CZE
6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
1989
Boris Becker GER
beat Ivan Lendl CZE
7–6, 1-6, 6-3, 7–6
1990
Pete Sampras USA
beat Andre Agassi USA
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1991
Stefan Edberg SWE
beat Jim Courier USA
6–2, 6–4, 6–0
1992
Stefan Edberg SWE
beat Pete Sampras USA
3–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2
1993
Pete Sampras USA
beat Cédric Pioline FRA
6–4, 6–4, 6–3
1994
Andre Agassi USA
beat Michael Stich GER
6–1, 7–6, 7–5
1995
Pete Sampras USA
beat Andre Agassi USA
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1996
Pete Sampras USA
beat Michael Chang USA
6–1, 6–4, 7–6
1997
Patrick Rafter AUS
beat Greg Rusedski GBR
6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
1998
Patrick Rafter AUS
beat Mark Philippoussis AUS
6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
1999
Andre Agassi USA
beat Todd Martin USA
6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 6–3, 6–2
2000
Marat Safin RUS
beat Pete Sampras USA
6–4, 6–3, 6–3
2001
Lleyton Hewitt AUS
beat Pete Sampras USA
7–6, 6–1, 6–1
2002
Pete Sampras USA
beat Andre Agassi USA
6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
2003
Andy Roddick USA
beat Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP
6–3, 7–6, 6–3
2004
Roger Federer SUI
beat Lleyton Hewitt AUS
6–0, 7–6, 6–0
2005
Roger Federer SUI
beat Andre Agassi USA
6–3, 2–6, 7–6, 6–1
2006
Roger Federer SUI
beat Andy Roddick USA
6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
2007
Roger Federer SUI
beat Novak Djokovic SRB
7–6, 7–6, 6–4
2008
Roger Federer SUI
beat Andy Murray GBR
6–2, 7–5, 6–2
2009
Juan Martin del Potro ARG
beat Roger Federer SUI
3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
2010
Rafael Nadal ESP
beat Novak Djokovic SRB
6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6-2
2011
Novak Djokovic SRB
beat Rafael Nadal ESP
6–2, 6–4, 6–7, 6–1
2012
Andy Murray GBR
beat Novak Djokovic
7–6, 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2
2013
Rafael Nadal ESP
beat Novak Djokovic SRB
6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
2014
Marin Čilić CRO
beat Kei Nishikori
6–3, 6–3, 6–3
2015
Novak Djokovic SRB
beat Roger Federer SUI
6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
2016
Stan Wawrinka SUI
beat Novak Djokovic SRB
6-7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
2017
Rafael Nadal ESP
beat Kevin Anderson RSA
6–3, 6–3, 6–4
2018
Novak Djokovic SRB
beat Juan Martin del Potro ARG
6–3, 7–6, 6–3
2019
Rafael Nadal ESP
beat Daniil Medvedev
7–5, 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–4
2020
 

 

Published Jul 10, 2020 @ 7:05 pm – Updated – Jul 14, 2020 @ 9:44 am

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